Melissa is a Brazilian brand known for their plastic sandals. Their ‘Aranha 79-16’ shoe looks has the classic t-bar look and butterfly punch cut-out detail, but made 100% out of plastic.
As well as classic black, they come in white.
Translucent and glitter.
And even with a platform heel.
Do you think a girl could get away with wearing them to school?
What happens when a T-bar school shoe crosses paths with a Mary Jane? We have seen this before. But this time it is the ‘Johanna’ by Wilde. It is a standard buckle up t-bar school shoe, but without the ‘t’ strap.
Compare with the almost identical Gro-Shu ‘Bond’, and the ‘Jade’ also by Wilde – which differs by having a velcro strap and closed toe.
This is the ‘Jade’ by Wilde: another t-bar styled Mary Jane shoe. This time the ‘T’ strap is replaced by a a single strap, secured with velcro.
The shoe has the same contrast heel and stitching are the classic t-bar school shoe. But it lacks the toe cutouts, instead having a closed toe like a t-bar styled laceup shoe.
What happens when a T-bar school shoe crosses paths with a Mary Jane? You get the Gro-Shu ‘Bond’.
The cutouts in the toe of the shoe are the same as the iconic Harrison t-bar. The contrast heel and stitching is the same. The back of the heel is the same. The only difference is that the ‘T’ of the t-bar strap is missing. So it is a Mary Jane shoe.